Top Democrat seeks to interview Ivanka Trump in Russian Federation probe

Pauline Gross
January 13, 2018

"And that leaves some very important questions unanswered".

Schiff said the committee has interviewed a total of 56 witnesses, less than half of the number interviewed in a similar Senate probe.

Trump put Schiff on blast during an interview with The Wall Street Journal in the Oval Office on Thursday morning. Aides to Nunes and GOP Rep. Mike Conaway, who is running the Russian Federation probe, did not respond to requests for comment. The two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, during the 2016 campaign, referred to Trump as an "idiot" and "d*uche" during the 2016 election and said that his victory was "terrifying", according to documents reviewed by CNN. Later that year, however, Flynn pleaded guilty and said he would cooperate with Mueller.

Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sanders's claim that he selectively leaked witness interviews to reporters was false, and insisted that he does not discuss details of investigative interviews.

Grassley, the Iowa Republican who leads Senate oversight of the Justice Department, was responding to a tweet from Trump where the President called on his party to "take control" of the probe into potential coordination between his associates and Russian Federation, insisting it is the "single greatest" witch hunt in USA history.

", because none of that means anything, except 'look over here, '" Smith said.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called on Republicans to reject President Donald Trump's call for the GOP to "finally take control" of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Despite ousted Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon alleging money laundering in the blockbuster new book Fire and Fury, Republicans won't allow Democrats to follow the money. And he says the GOP has not supported efforts to get information from the White House about the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, saying the White House has ignored bipartisan requests while the GOP has done little to pursue it.

Committee Democrats are also seeking records from Deutsche Bank. "But part of the reason why this investigation has taken longer than it should is because the majority has sat on our requests for witnesses for months and months and months". "He couldn't change the libel laws if he wanted to change the libel laws, he couldn't change them if he got the Congress in there". It showed that Trump Jr. was sent the email on September 14, 2016. Trump's son invoked attorney-client privilege, telling the House panel that he did not want to reveal the contents of their conversation because it was in presence of their lawyers, according to Schiff.

Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, has not been specifically identified as a leaker of information about the committee's Russian Federation investigation.

"I think it would be valuable for her to testify and come before the committee", Schiff said.

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